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Almond Flour chocolate ganache cake is low sodium and gluten free

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake


  • Yield: 8 large or 10 small slices 1x
  • Diet: Low Salt

Description

Who says you can’t have cake on a low sodium or gluten free lifestyle?  This cake is super moist and is NOT made with A/P flour but what it is ..  is AMAZINGLY good!!!


Ingredients

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Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 Cups Almond flour
  • ¼ Cup Coconut flour
  • 3 teaspoons No Salt Baking powder (Amazon sells one called Hain)
  • ½ Cup Melted Dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened

Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa powder

Instructions

 

For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Grease an 8″ round cake pan (cut a piece of parchment paper and lay on the bottom of the pan – spray again).  Set aside. 
  2. Place the eggs into the bowl of a Kitchen Aid, or large bowl and beat until frothy.  
  3. Add the sugar, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and baking powder.  Beat (or whisk) again to combine. 
  4. Add the softened butter and melted chocolate – mix to combine. 
  5. Gradually add both flours and stir to combine. 
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  7. Let the cake cool completely.

For the mousse:

  1. Add the cream to a medium bowl whip it with an electric mixer for a few minutes until soft peaks begin to form.  Slowly add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and combine. 
  2. Spread the mousse on the top and sides of the cake using a butter knife or small spatula. 

Tips:

  • Chilling your mixing bowl will help the cream whip more easily.
  • Add one tbsp of granulated coffee to the mousse for an interesting flavour twist. 
  • Garnish with flaked chocolate, fresh fruit or whipped cream.

 

Notes

This almond and coconut flour cake makes 8 large or 10 small slices.  The sodium (using Hain NO SALT Baking powder) is:  8 slices – 345 mg per slice and 10 slices – 276 mg per slice (coconut flour, salt, and eggs as contributors).